The latest performance version of the Lamborghini Aventador debuted at Monterey car week. The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ carries the super veloce tag along with the Jota suffix. The combination is meant to designate its identity as a track centered performance machine, which has been endorsed by its run on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife where it has set the production car record of 6:44.97.
“The Aventador SVJ is an innovative car and represents the absolute pinnacle of our super sports car product range,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. “The challenge to Lamborghini designers and engineers was to improve the purest essence of the Lamborghini super sports car, drawing on every inspiration from a space ship to a jet fighter: all the most exceptional examples of super-fast, super-athletic, aerodynamic superiority. The Aventador SVJ takes another step into the future, shaping the potential for super sports car development.”
The car is limited to a production run of 900 units. The event also saw the company showcase the SVJ 63, which is homage to the 1963 founding year of the company. The car uses more carbon-fibre and offers a further limited run of 63 units.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ features an increase in power to 770 hp (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 rpm. The SVJ delivers 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, while a dry weight of just 1,525 kg gives the SVJ a weight-to-power ratio of 1.98 kg/hp. The SVJ accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.6 seconds.
The car additionally features the new generation of Lamborghini’s ALA (Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva) airflow optimisation system which increases the loading component on the inner wheel by 30%. The car’s four-wheel drive delivery is also complemented with four wheel steering, with rear wheel steering allowing better handling and shorter braking distances.
Deliveries of the car will begin in early 2019.